Learn the rhythm and soloing styles of Pearl Jam's Mike McCready

demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 87,676
edited February 2023 in Musicians and Gearheads

A fusion of classic rock with elements of funk, Pearl Jam's sound is unique and slippery, and this lesson in McCready's style offers a stern test of your rhythm and pentatonic phrasing.

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  • demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 87,676
    Our track this month features blues-rock influenced riffs, grungy chords and pentatonic scale soloing. The initial guitar part is more in keeping with Stone Gossard’s funk influences, while the McCready-style solo is more akin to the Hendrix-inspired style that has been around since the 1960s. 
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 8,605
    For years and years Guitar World ignored Mike and Stone and the band. It was weird when they’d feature some death metal band when PJ just put out a new album and was on tour. I don’t know what changed recently, but I’m not gonna argue. 
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